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Alex
(VIP) Reverie World Studios
(id: pEpsIdUDe_123)
posted 06-05-08 02:43 PM EDT (US)         
Just a quick mafia mutation game that I think/hope RoLH will be able to manage.


Assassins in the Palace!


You hear the palace bell ringing non-stop and you recognize it as the intruder alert. Immediately you grab your sword and rush to find the king. In the hall ahead of you, you see an unfamiliar man holding a sword. You ask him to drop his weapon and turn to face you. At first, he just stops but remains with his back toward you and weapon in hand. You ask again and he turns around dropping his weapon. And then it hits you, you've seen that face before. It is the face of the man who has been after ODA's job for years. He was thrown into the jail but broke out to once and for all, lay his claim on the great kingdom of RoLH. You approach the man who throws a punch at you before running back. In the minutes time it takes you to recover back on your feet, you find yourself staring into the face of ODA. But then who's that man behind him? One ODA... Two ODA... Three ODA... Four? You look around to find all the guards putting on their own novelty ODA masks in an attempt to hide the king from danger. Not wanting to look like the assassin yourself, you waste no time slipping on your own ODA mask. Will you be able to differentiate between the guards, the assassin, and the real ODA in time to save your beloved king? Only time will tell.

Of course, you know it will do no good to whip out your sword and blindly slash at the other ODAs. What if you accidently take a swipe at your master? One ODA urges all seven ODAs to come into the throne room to resolve this matter. During the walk their, this ODA whispers in your ear saying he is the true ODA. You recognize his voice and believe him just as he recognizes you. But he is afraid to leave the protection of his guards in case there are other assassins waiting outside. He locks the throne room door. At this time another ODA addresses the crowd.

"Men... we all know that we cannot find which one of you bastards is the assassin by means of violence. No, it would be most suiting to use democracy, which ODA has based his fair kingdom on." We will each take a sheet and quill and write down the name of who you think the assassin is. The ODA with the most votes, will be sent to the guillotine. Long live the king!"

"Long live the king!" echoes the remaining six ODAs in reply.

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Mechanics
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Assassins in the Palace is a mutation of a classic mafia game involving a nightless play style and the ultimate goal is to protect or assassinate the king, ODA.
Assassin in the Palace is a nightless mafia variant invented by Kelly Chen and first run for Marathon Day. A larger version ("Assassins...") was run subsequently in Theme Park.

There is one King, one Assassin, and the remainder of the players are Guards who are all told the identity of the King.

The Assassin has one kill that they can use at any time during the game, typically after being lynched. Their goal is to identify the King so that they can use this kill against him. If the Assassin successfully kills the King, then they win, otherwise the King and Guards win. The Assassin doesn't need to survive to win.

This setup differs from normal mafia in that the "town" has more information than the "mafia" does. Every Guard that is lynched narrows the number of targets the Assassin must consider, so the challenge for the Guards is to find out who the Assassin is as quickly as possible without giving away the identity of the King.
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Sign-Ups
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Post your email to sign up. We need seven players.

1) RCM7525 - lynched day 1 - bodyguard
2) Jax - mat3740@gmail.com
3) Mediolanus - milan266 at gmail dot com
4) I Love Bananas - blaziken_2 at hotmail.com
5) Monkcrazy5 - monkcrazy5@verizon.net
6) Venomrider - ironroad(at)eastlink(dot)ca
7) Ninja Jedi - starlight@eeplanet.net

I'd like to give any RoLH somewhat-regular-visitors the first spots and then after two days or so, I'll go to other heavens to get the remaining spots filled.

Never played mafia? This is a pretty basic game so it's not a big deal but I'd still highly recommend reading the Newbie Guide

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Roles
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1 Player gets:
You are ODA, master of all that is RoLH. You, and your guards, win unless the assassin manages to kill you.

1 Player gets:
You are the assassin. You wish to take over the RoLH kingdom by assassinating the king and therefore, claiming the title for yourself. You win by killing the king. You do not have to survive to win. After you have been lynched, or any time during the game, you get a vengeful kill. By posting Kill: X you will assassinate one of the players. If you chose to assassinate anyone except the king, you will have no more chances and lose the game. If you don't assassinate anyone until you have been lynched, you have 24 hours to make an assassination.

Killing someone will automatically give away your position and you will automatically be killed without the need of a lynch. So be pretty sure your target is the king.

5 Players get:
You are one of the king's noble guards. You must protect the king, Player X, with your life. You win, even if you're dead, if the assassin fails to kill the king.


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Rules
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  • Day will last 48 hours. Assassin games are meant to be pretty quick since there's no night activity or flavor to go off of. After this 2 day period or when someone reaches a majority of votes, I will post the results next time I'm online. In the event of a tie, there will be a 12 hour extension.
  • If you are a guard, please do not mention who the king is until after I do the game wrap-up. Remember that even if the assassin was lynched, he can still make a vengeful kill. You won't get modkilled for saying the name of the king but you may have cost the game for your faction and have an angry mob of knights chasing after you.
  • No faking an assassination.
  • Do not edit your posts - double post if necessary. Once is fine, though I will read your edit history. If it happens multiple times, you may be mod-killed.
  • Do not reveal any information after your character has died.
  • This game is closed communication - talk within this thread only.
  • The Code of Conduct still applies
  • During each day, players can vote to lynch one person. To cast your vote type Vote/Lynch: Name
    Be sure to bold it!
  • If you change your vote, type Unvote: Name before your new vote. You may not unvote once someone has reached the majority.
  • Have fun!

    [This message has been edited by Alex (edited 07-07-2008 @ 02:54 PM).]

  • AuthorReplies:
    Ninja Jedi
    Zekeling
    posted 07-09-08 04:38 PM EDT (US)     51 / 83       
    Vote: ninja jedi

    He just threw a random vote at me out of the blue...wth. Why would anyone but the assassin throw out a very random vote?
    I don't see any problem with throwing out a random vote; after all in theory throwing about random votes will make us more likely to win because we win even if we're dead as we're guards.

    Also, I believe that the assassin would not throw about random votes as he would want to try stay subtle and hidden by voting with a group, not making counter claims at others. There's no bandwagon to jump on; i'm just starting it off here.

    Ninja Jedi
    Hated most heavens
    Jax
    HG Monument
    (id: Jax Omen)
    posted 07-10-08 05:00 AM EDT (US)     52 / 83       
    I can't see the assasin throwing out random votes. That said, I really, really don't want to just random vote Monk. Unless we want the assasin to have a very solid chance of hitting the king, we really need to get him tomorrow at the latest. A random vote today, and then a random vote tomorrow probably won't achieve that.

    However, Monks vote is nothing short of crazy. You don't just chuck a vote on whoevers voted on you as some kind of defense. It seems all very knee-jerk (in fact, the one line defense without the vote would of sufficed), so I'm going to slap a Vote: MonkCrazy anyway.

    house won this
    I Love Bananas
    Zekeling
    posted 07-10-08 09:58 AM EDT (US)     53 / 83       
    I don't know... Wouldn't it be very silly of the assassin to do that? If the assassin throws out a vote at those that vote for him... I don't think it's a killer's technique. Uhm.



    Sweet baby maizes!
    Jax
    HG Monument
    (id: Jax Omen)
    posted 07-10-08 02:09 PM EDT (US)     54 / 83       
    Of course it'd be silly, but really we're going to have to go on silly things for lack of any forthcoming information at all.

    My main beef was the way the vote seemed to be coupled with the argument. While I don't particularily want to charge down a random vote path, clearly it would be idiocy for the assasin to chuck out a random vote. Monk could of ignored the vote simply by not acknowledging it at all. A nonsensical argument coupled with a vote just looks like he both doesn't have the best idea what to do when he's under pressure, and makes it look like he's desperate to get attention elsewhere.

    Incidentally:
    because I have a 1 in 5 chance of being right; removing the dead and myself, obviously.
    Actually it's 1 in 4, because you can remove RCM, yourself, and the King. Did you simply overlook this, or did you slap it down because you forgot you should know the identity of a second person?

    house won this
    iLord
    Zekeling
    (id: Lord Iarune)
    posted 07-11-08 02:32 PM EDT (US)     55 / 83       
    Oh wow, Steampunks and Arabian Nights has been dead for 10 months are so.

    I miss that place.

    ׺°˜`°º×ALL HAIL THE UNCLELAND!׺°˜`°º×[/ind]\

    [ind]Help to reveal the Dumbo Conspiracy to the World!

    Ninja Jedi
    Zekeling
    posted 07-12-08 01:24 PM EDT (US)     56 / 83       
    I know the identity of three people. King, self and the dead.

    My point in saying one in five was the remove the possibility of the assassin knowing that I had not voted for the king in an effort to throw him off the trail and make a bold step into the light.

    Ninja Jedi
    Hated most heavens
    MagmaLord
    Zekeling
    (id: darkdude)
    posted 07-13-08 02:19 PM EDT (US)     57 / 83       
    Alright...I think I'm supposed to take over now

    VOTE COUNT FOR DAY 2
    There are 6 alive, so 4 to Lynch.

    Ninja Jedi [2] (Monkcrazy5, Jax, )
    Jax [] ()
    Mediolanus [] ()
    I Love Bananas [] ()
    Monkcrazy5 [] ()
    Venomrider [] ()

    Not Voting [4] (Ninja Jedi, Venomrider, I Love Bananas, Mediolanus, )

    @Ninja Jedi:

    You must vote in the following format:
    To cast your vote type Vote/Lynch: Name

    [This message has been edited by MagmaLord (edited 07-13-2008 @ 02:23 PM).]

    Medio
    Zekeling
    (id: Mediolanus)
    posted 07-14-08 09:48 AM EDT (US)     58 / 83       
    I think I'll

    Vote: Ninjajedi

    too, to keep up the pressure.
    Venomrider
    Zekeling
    posted 07-15-08 05:45 AM EDT (US)     59 / 83       
    Hmmmmmmm, I just feel a tad strange with Mediolanus's moves, for now I think I'll...

    Vote:Mediolanus

    Also, another thing, since the assassin can kill the king after he is dead, if we kill him, then who will be fight before it is over?

    Currently maining (TF2) - Medic

    "You are a sick, twisted individual" ~ Blatant7
    Monkcrazy5
    Zekeling
    posted 07-15-08 09:51 AM EDT (US)     60 / 83       
    This'll be funny


    Monkcrazy5

    Creator of the maps"of fire and of water"

    Livers are icky, he can keep it. I take my heads like any good barbarian-Subrosa
    For the love of...leave my liver out of your sig!-Impspy
    Monkcrazy5
    Zekeling
    posted 07-15-08 10:01 AM EDT (US)     61 / 83       
    Wait a second. I know this...got it! The assassin wouldn't vote for who votes for him... because he might have the king! And if he has the king, then they all know he is the assassin. The assassin wants to go along with the majority...so he can get more guards out and narrow it down to the king! Who's going along with the majority? Mediolanus!

    See NJ, reason>random.

    Unvote: Ninja Jedi

    Vote: Mediolanus

    Monkcrazy5

    Creator of the maps"of fire and of water"

    Livers are icky, he can keep it. I take my heads like any good barbarian-Subrosa
    For the love of...leave my liver out of your sig!-Impspy
    MagmaLord
    Zekeling
    (id: darkdude)
    posted 07-15-08 02:56 PM EDT (US)     62 / 83       
    VOTE COUNT FOR DAY 2
    There are 6 alive, so 4 to Lynch.

    Ninja Jedi [2] (Jax, Mediolanus, )
    Mediolanus [2] (Venomrider, Monkcrazy5, )
    Jax [] ()
    I Love Bananas [] ()
    Monkcrazy5 [] ()
    Venomrider [] ()

    Not Voting [2] (Ninja Jedi, I Love Bananas, )

    Jax
    HG Monument
    (id: Jax Omen)
    posted 07-15-08 03:30 PM EDT (US)     63 / 83       
    That logic actually fits. I'm still not totally adjusted here - normally I'd be totally for a Monk lynch right now (which is where my vote lies, not on Ninja), but Monks vote was as random as Ninjas, just in a different context. Thus far the only person who hasn't actually thrown out a decent argument or standalone vote is Medio.

    unvote, vote Mediolanus

    house won this
    I Love Bananas
    Zekeling
    posted 07-16-08 06:14 AM EDT (US)     64 / 83       
    Hmm... I tend to agree with the last two arguments.

    Vote Mediolanus



    Sweet baby maizes!
    Jax
    HG Monument
    (id: Jax Omen)
    posted 07-17-08 06:06 AM EDT (US)     65 / 83       
    unvote, vote Mediolanus

    house won this
    MagmaLord
    Zekeling
    (id: darkdude)
    posted 07-17-08 12:36 PM EDT (US)     66 / 83       
    VOTE COUNT FOR DAY 2 AS OF THE LYNCH
    There are 6 alive, so 4 to Lynch.

    Mediolanus [4] (Venomrider, Monkcrazy5, Jax, I Love Bananas, )
    Ninja Jedi [1] (Mediolanus, )
    Jax [] ()
    I Love Bananas [] ()
    Monkcrazy5 [] ()
    Venomrider [] ()

    Not Voting [1] (Ninja Jedi, )

    MagmaLord
    Zekeling
    (id: darkdude)
    posted 07-17-08 12:41 PM EDT (US)     67 / 83       
    Mediolanus the ASSASSIN is Lynched.

    Please make your kill now.

    Jax
    HG Monument
    (id: Jax Omen)
    posted 07-17-08 03:03 PM EDT (US)     68 / 83       
    GG guys. Just down to luck now.

    house won this
    Monkcrazy5
    Zekeling
    posted 07-17-08 08:36 PM EDT (US)     69 / 83       
    So if he doesn't make an assassination by 12:36 pm tomorrow, then we win?

    Monkcrazy5

    Creator of the maps"of fire and of water"

    Livers are icky, he can keep it. I take my heads like any good barbarian-Subrosa
    For the love of...leave my liver out of your sig!-Impspy
    MagmaLord
    Zekeling
    (id: darkdude)
    posted 07-17-08 09:48 PM EDT (US)     70 / 83       
    I'm not sure about deadlines, because from what I hear Mediolanus is away on vacation.

    Jax
    HG Monument
    (id: Jax Omen)
    posted 07-18-08 03:27 AM EDT (US)     71 / 83       
    Even if he wasn't, I think a strict stric deadline would be somewhat against the spirit of the game.

    house won this
    Nacht Jaeger
    Zekeling
    (id: RCM7525)
    posted 07-18-08 02:19 PM EDT (US)     72 / 83       
    Man, I totally forgot about this. Sorry all

    Nacht Jaeger - Ex AoEH Angel
    Ninja Jedi
    Zekeling
    posted 07-20-08 10:09 PM EDT (US)     73 / 83       
    yay

    See? I wasn't the assassin

    Ninja Jedi
    Hated most heavens
    Alex
    (VIP) Reverie World Studios
    (id: pEpsIdUDe_123)
    posted 07-22-08 05:03 AM EDT (US)     74 / 83       
    Good game, guys.

    Thanks for taking over, Magma.

    Medio
    Zekeling
    (id: Mediolanus)
    posted 07-23-08 10:57 AM EDT (US)     75 / 83       
    Hmm, tough one. My guess is

    Assasinate: Jax
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